Calling out all big time foodies!! I am planning a trip to Tokyo this December for 5 days, and am hoping some of you can help me decide which restaurants I should go to. I've been going to Tokyo almost every year the past 6-7 years and am quite familiar with the restaurants there. So I would like to get your opinion on the following restaurants and would appreciate if you could highly recommend me some of the best restaurants!
Am planning on having 3-4 sushi meals, 2-3 Japanese, 1 tempura, 1 Italian and 1 French.
For sushi I always go to Sushi Kanesaka, Sushi Matoi (#1 in my book, but super pricey) and Sushi Ko Honten. I thought about going to Jiro but I had a terrible experience at Mitzutani and I heard from my friends that Jiro is quite overrated. Would be great if you guys can help me out here. (below are 4 restaurants I have never been that I am considering along with Kanesaka and Matoi)
Sushi Yoshitake (not quite sure as it went from 0-3 stars all of a sudden and I heard that there might be something fishy about it)
Sushi Saito (heard it is similar to Kanesaka as the chef used to work there)
Sushi Umi (cheapest out of the 4, but i hear its of a different style. not exactly super fine dining type of sushi restaurant)
Read many posts on the forum but still not sure which ones better as there are many mixed opinions.
Ryugin? (heard from friends and read from the forums that many people have mixed feelings regarding this place)
Ginza Okuda? (heard its opened by the chef at Koju and he is there for lunch)
Takazawa? (not sure if u can consider this japanese as its very contemporary but i heard its a must go?)
Always go to Ten Ichi main shop in Ginza. Also been to Rakutei.
Kondo? (heard its good but how does it compare to the other two? planning to go for lunch)
Argento Aso (been many times and never disappointed)
Went to Robuchon, while it was good, it didnt WOW me.
Quintessence? (went to San Pau from the same group with 2 stars but was quite disappointed)
also what are your views on Esaki, ishikawa and hamadaya?
Would appreciate if any foodie can kindly give their opinions on the restaurants I listed. Would also be great if any of you have better suggestions / recommendations. Thanks SO much guys!!